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When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
by Sydney Harris

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

Related topics: Wisdom

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
- Sydney Harris

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
- Sydney Harris

When I hear somebody say 'Life is hard',
I am always tempted to ask 'Compared to what?'
- Sydney Harris

 

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys) PHOTO

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

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We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
- Ram Dass

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

True love comes quietly,
without banners or flashing lights.
If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
- Erich Segal

When I hear "you have to...",
I say that there is nothing I "HAVE TO" do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Everyone who wills, can hear the inner voice.
It is within everyone.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Let us be silent, that we may
hear the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is
a jay and which is a sparrow,
he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
- Eric Berne

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes;
to hear it is to see it with our ears.
- Octavio Paz

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life
when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
- Fran Lebowitz

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you
hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am imagination.
I can see what the eyes cannot see.
I can hear what the ears cannot hear.
I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

It takes two to speak the truth:
one to speak, and another to hear.
- Henry David Thoreau

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery,
I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln

When people hear good music,
it makes them homesick for
something they never had,
and never will have.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.
Perhaps this person will never
be disappointed or disillusioned;
perhaps she won't suffer the way
people do when they have a dream to follow.
But when the person looks back -
and at some point everyone look back -
she will hear her heart, saying,
"What have you done with the miracles
that God planted in your days?
What have you done with the talents
God bestowed on you?"
- Paulo Coelho

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does
failing to hear and see it.
- Michelangelo

I don't expect you'll hear me writing any poems to
the greater glory of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
- Robert Penn Warren

The media is too concentrated, too few people own too much.
There's really five companies that control 90 percent of what we read,
see and hear.
It's not healthy.
- Ted Turner

I'm sure people in the business have said:
She's too old for that part.
I don't hear about it because your agent protects you
from those negative things.
- Felicity Kendal

In fact at home I sometimes like to be quiet and hear
the sounds of the world outside.
- Brenda Blethyn

It's really a lot easier to write about things that are problematic.
Who wants to hear how happy you are?
- Lyle Lovett

I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans.
It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else.
- Alan Ladd

We get a ton of email; everybody does now.
It gives us a kind of a pulse that you can feel.We hear people saying,
thank you for being fair, for being balanced.
- Brit Hume

Kids know me from their Grease DVD, so they instantly respond.
You can hear a pin drop when I do my old songs.
- Frankie Avalon

They had the music being piped right out on the street.
I'd be three or four blocks from there and I couldn't
get there fast enough because I'd hear old Joe holler them words.
- Jay McShann

The news comes somewhat late, but I'm glad to hear it nevertheless.
- Malcolm Campbell

At one time they've been the most important thing to me.
So I can't hear our records on the radio,
I can't stand it, because they sound so out of what everyone else is doing.
- Ray Davies

The language you are about to hear...
is disturbing.
- Dave Chappelle

I love playing moms.
It's a lot easier than being a mom, I hear.
- Faith Ford

I hear they burn for murder.
Well, they say it just takes a second to die.
- Lee Harvey Oswald

I got to where I couldn't listen to country radio.
Country music is supposed to have steel and fiddle.
When I hear country music, it should be country.
- Gretchen Wilson

We cannot let another person into our hearts or minds
unless we empty ourselves.
We can truly listen to him or truly hear her only out of emptiness.
- M. Scott Peck

When I think about actors I know, I'd much rather hear
about who they're shagging than what film they're doing next.
- Hugh Grant

Sometimes the world seems like a big hole.
You spend all your life shouting down it and all you
hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole.
- Adam Duritz


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